Lake & Pool Construction
Our waterscapes include a wide range of aspects from construction, restoration and enhancements of ponds, pools and lakes through to the creation of water features such as waterfalls, cascades, man-made streams and fountains. Natural swimming ponds are becoming more popular as a beautiful garden feature, and with no chemicals they are much better for your natural environment and wellbeing.
– No chemicals
– Important habitat for wildlife
– Cheap to run
These are just some of the benefits to having a natural swimming pond. Natural plant filtration and/or circulation pumps are used instead of chemicals to leave you with a clean swimming pond.
As a stunning garden feature, this provides the perfect environment for wild swimming and local wildlife. Boardwalks & jetties are available as beautiful and functional additions, handmade in our Dart Fabrication workshop.
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We were initially approached by the client to undertake a new project in an overgrown field site with the possibility of restoring a couple of ponds. However, once all the vegetation was clear, the ponds turned out to be old slurry pits so a totally different approach had to be adopted. First off, we had to deal with the slurry issue and arrange disposal in an environmentally friendly manner. We put forward a proposal to the client which maximised the potential of the site and work commenced to create a totally unique water feature. We utilised the existing drainage and run off so that the pool is kept topped up by a bore hole and selected rainwater run-off only. The perimeter of the pool has been turfed with areas of wildflowers. A stream, waterfalls and a header pool were constructed as a feature closer to the house, using an assortment of granite rocks, some weighing up to 3 tons. Lawns were re-landscaped, paths constructed and finally a deck was installed which can be used both as a sunbathing deck and a swimming platform. The water is crystal clear and with a depth of 9ft at the deepest and 4-5ft off the edge of the deck, it’s ideal for hot sunny days, or wild winter swimming for the bravest!
Back in November 2018, we went to do a site visit for a private client near Cheltenham. It was a huge greenfield garden/site surrounding the client’s property. They are lovers of the outdoors, and really wanted to create a haven for all wildlife centred around a lake. As plans developed, Marcus really saw the potential scope of this project and couldn’t wait to get cracking. The machinery was mobilised in August 2019 and work began. The Volvo EC140 along with dumpers and rollers created the shape of the banks for the lake. Next, liners were laid using a specialist attachment on the tilt rotator of the excavator and once this was laid, it was covered over to create a sealed lake. A small pool was created close to the house with a water cascade into the main lake.
Following on from phase 1, we mobilised all the plant and equipment back to site after the spring lockdown in summer 2020. We created a regeneration zone to filter the water naturally through stone and reeds, which cleans and filters the water to be pumped back into the pool, making it a wild swimming pool. Then we fabricated and installed a jetty – perfect for jumping off and cooling down over the hot summer months. Pathways were laid through the woodland with wild meadow turf laid and fruit trees planted. From a plain field to a beautiful wildlife habitat, this project is what it’s all about.
This is an example of a natural pool design and construction project set in the landscape of Dartmoor. Our specification was to create a pool to enhance the beautiful landscape but to stay in keeping with the customer’s existing estate. The customer requested certain features such as a gravelled beach area, a wet/bog planting area and a water cascade. Completing the project to the client’s satisfaction was a testament to Landmarc’s capabilities in pool and lake construction projects of this nature.
As part of a Butlins refurbishment and expansion project, Landmarc collaborated on the design and then undertook the construction of 2 lakes covering the area of approximately 2 acres. The proximity of the construction of new lodges increased the complexity of the installation. With the use of our long reach excavator, we were able to dig, profile and line the lakes from a small number of locations between lodges. Once the lakes were lined and back filled, we built and installed 3 cascades and 2 fountains. Using our fabrication department, we created the 60m bridge, crossing the larger of the lakes.